Mathews says Lanka’s recent performances earned them Boxing Day Test

Sydney: Sri Lanka vice captain Angelo Mathews has said their brilliant performances recently have earned them the right to play a Boxing Day Test match against Australia in Melbourne.

The Sri Lankans have not played a Test match at the MCG since 1995 and Mathews said he was glad the side was back, reports.

Mathews said they have played good cricket in every form of game, reaching the finals of four World Cup, and added that it was an honour to play at the MCG on the Boxing Day.

The 25-year-old has been touted as the man to replace outgoing captain Mahela Jayawardene, and he said he was looking forward to lead the nation.